Aberdeenshire-based company Oil Machinery (OilMac) has unveiled a new facility in the Port of Dundee as it looks to capitalise on decommissioning work.
OilMac said the new base would help the company “collaborate and support” the port’s services.
OilMac, which buys and sells redundant and surplus equipment, declined to say how much it had invested in the facility on Prince Charles Wharf.
The wharf is currently being developed by Forth Ports at a cost of £10million.
But the company did say the investment in the base had already created one job, and that two more could follow before the end of the year.
OilMac has also bought a 170-tonnes crawler crane, which will be used for vessel mobilisation, oil and gas and renewables activities.
OilMac managing director Alex Fyfe said: “This is a really exciting time for OilMac; it’s the first step in our strategic investment in Dundee. We firmly believe that the Port is ideally placed to service the increasing demands of emerging North Sea sectors, including the growing decommissioning and offshore wind industries.
“We are fully committed to supporting these sectors – as well as the city of Dundee – in order to capitalise on the significant opportunities they present for all. Collaboration is key in this next era for the North Sea, and we look forward to working with the Port of Dundee and its associated companies, as it works to become a centre of decommissioning excellence.”
The company also has bases in Inverurie and Forfar.
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